Richard Neiman

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Richard Neiman
Lending Club, San Francisco, Calif.
Head of Regulatory and Government Affairs

Richard H. Neiman serves as head of regulatory and government affairs for Lending Club, the world’s largest credit marketplace for connecting borrowers and investors. Neiman joined Lending Club full time in October 2014 after having served two years on its advisory panel. Previously, he served as vice chairman of the global financial services regulatory practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Neiman has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry, having served in a range of executive, regulatory and legal roles during his career. Prior to joining PwC in June 2011, he served from March 2007 to May 2011 as New York State’s Superintendent of Banks, where he was responsible for the supervision of all state-chartered depository institutions, including the majority of foreign bank branches and agencies in the United States. While serving as superintendent, he was also appointed by the U.S. Congress to serve on the five-member Congressional Oversight Panel that was created to oversee the implementation of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, which included the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Earlier in his career, Neiman served as executive vice president and general counsel of TD Waterhouse Securities (now TD Ameritrade). He also served as general counsel of the Global Equities Division of Citibank, and as a director in the regulator advisory practice of what was then Price Waterhouse LLP. Neiman began his career with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, D.C., serving initially as staff attorney and then as special assistant to the chief counsel. He also serves as an adviser to the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Regulatory Reform Initiative and has co-chaired its regulatory architecture task force. Neiman serves on the board of the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF), a mentoring and college preparatory nonprofit, and on the board of the Henry Street Settlement, one of New York’s oldest social services organizations.